First of all, let me say this: I find it hard to believe we live in a world where Sandra Bullock could beat out Meryl Streep for a "Best Actress" Emmy. For a sports movie, no less! The annual Quickie Oscar picks are in today's SN column.
Meanwhile, this weekend tips off the official start of "March Madness" -- Championship Week. I love these first few conference tournament title games, because they are one-bid leagues and this it. Nevermind that their NCAA Tournament ends on Day 1 -- this is a career-maker.
I'm less mesmerized by the major-conference season finales, if only because all Bubble teams inevitably save/crush their seasons in their conference tournaments later next week.
NFL Free Agency is here, and in today's SN column, I go back to my childhood roots as a comic-book nerd to compare the state of the NFL to the state of a planet when Galactus is on his way.
There's a ton of other stuff in the column today -- please check it out here. I'm hustling up to Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. If that kind of stuff interests you, I'll be updating mostly via Twitter.